Volunteerism

Supporting neighbors through volunteerism and charitable giving is an important part of BCBSMT's corporate citizenship. It’s what we call Blue Corps – activating employees to participate in the communities where we live, work and play. Giving back to Montana communities is an extension of our commitment to build lasting relationships with our members and health care providers.

Blue Corps employee volunteers annually commit more than 9,000 hours to help community partners. BCBSMT employees also invest in their communities’ needs by contributing generously to BCBSMT’s charitable giving campaign.

Please direct questions to volunteer coordinator Joe Hamilton.

Blue Corps Volunteer Highlights

KABOOM! Playground

Each year, BCBSMT teams up with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to building playgrounds and increasing the physical activity levels of children. BCBSMT partnered with Missoula Parks and Recreation in 2019 to build a new playground at Memorial Rose Garden Park, impacting hundreds of children and families. We’ve also teamed up with KaBOOM! to bring new playgrounds to:

  • 2018: Bozeman Sports Park
  • 2017: West Bank Park, Great Falls
  • 2016: St. Ignatius School
  • 2015: Trails End Park, Billings Parks
  • 2014: Main Street Park, East Helena

Governor’s Cup and Kids Marathon

BCBSMT is the long-standing sponsor and organizer of the Governor’s Cup, Montana’s premier running event for nearly 50 years. About 4,000 people annually participate, including more than 2,500 elementary students who participate in the Kid’s Marathon, a program designed to inspire Montana’s kids to be active in a fun and rewarding group environment. Many BCBSMT employees volunteer during the two-day event to ensure it is a continued success.

Volunteer of the Year

BCBSMT’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year was Katie Goodhart – who volunteered an amazing 582 hours in 2018 and the first half of 2019. Read more about Katie’s volunteerism.